These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appealing to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate Jefferson Public Radio Left-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial perspectives that slightly favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Radio Station
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Jefferson Public Radio is a regional public radio broadcasting network serving Southern Oregon and the Shasta Cascade region of northern California. KSOR, based in Ashland, Oregon, is the flagship station.
Funded by / Ownership
Jefferson Public Radio is owned and broadcast by Southern Oregon University. Revenue is derived through institutional grants, individual contributions, and fees paid by users of the Public Radio Satellite System. NPR stations receive less than 1% of their funding from the federal government.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Jefferson Public Radio website reports news and radio programming information with a slight liberal bias. News on the website is derived from NPR and often utilizes minimally loaded language, such as this Are major changes coming to Californians’ electric bills? 6 things to know. This story is fact-based and, like all others reviewed, relies on credible sources of information. The website also publishes content from American Public Media and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
In general, story selection tends to lean slightly left, as does editorial content, such as this What It Will Take To Bring Climate Justice With Climate Change. Finally, news reporting is fact-based and leans left from an editorial perspective.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Jefferson Public Radio Left-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial perspectives that slightly favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 08/08/2023)
Last Updated on August 8, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check